CVE-2015-8720

NameCVE-2015-8720
DescriptionThe dissect_ber_GeneralizedTime function in epan/dissectors/packet-ber.c in the BER dissector in Wireshark 1.12.x before 1.12.9 and 2.0.x before 2.0.1 improperly checks an sscanf return value, which allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (application crash) via a crafted packet.
SourceCVE (at NVD; CERT, LWN, oss-sec, fulldisc, bugtraq, EDB, Metasploit, Red Hat, Ubuntu, Gentoo, SuSE, Mageia, GitHub code/issues, web search, more)
ReferencesDSA-3505-1
NVD severitymedium (attack range: remote)

Vulnerable and fixed packages

The table below lists information on source packages.

Source PackageReleaseVersionStatus
wireshark (PTS)wheezy1.8.2-5wheezy18fixed
wheezy (security)1.12.1+g01b65bf-4+deb8u6~deb7u7fixed
jessie1.12.1+g01b65bf-4+deb8u11fixed
jessie (security)1.12.1+g01b65bf-4+deb8u12fixed
stretch2.2.6+g32dac6a-2fixed
stretch (security)2.2.6+g32dac6a-2+deb9u1fixed
buster, sid2.4.3-1fixed

The information below is based on the following data on fixed versions.

PackageTypeReleaseFixed VersionUrgencyOriginDebian Bugs
wiresharksource(unstable)2.0.1+g59ea380-1medium
wiresharksourcejessie1.12.1+g01b65bf-4+deb8u4mediumDSA-3505-1
wiresharksourcesqueeze(unfixed)end-of-life
wiresharksourcewheezy1.8.2-5wheezy17mediumDSA-3505-1

Notes

[squeeze] - wireshark <end-of-life> (Not supported in Squeeze LTS)
https://code.wireshark.org/review/gitweb?p=wireshark.git;a=commit;h=921bb07115fbffc081ec56a5022b4a9d58db6d39
http://www.wireshark.org/security/wnpa-sec-2015-39.html

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